Taught course

Diamond Science and Technology 1+3

University of Warwick · Department of Chemistry
MSc + PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold or expect to be awarded a first or upper second class honours BSc, MSc or MPhys, MChem, MEng, etc. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Earth Science, Engineering or in an appropriate related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Diamond possesses an amazing range of extreme properties suitable for commercial exploitation. This course allows you to research these properties through our dedicated multidisciplinary training centre. As an independent researcher, you will gain expertise in every aspect of diamond physics, from plasma science to building sensors.

MSc course modules will examine: synthesis, material science, modelling, characterisation, engineering, device integration and material processing and entrepreneurship. You will undertake two mini-projects during your MSc year, which will feed directly into your PhD in years 2-4. During this time, you will study within at least three of the participating institutions.

Rigorous transferable skills training will complement your research work, leaving you fully qualified for future industry or academic employment and ready to meet the requirements of a fascinating and fast-changing industry.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: IELTS 6.5. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,270 (full-time) per year
International students
£21,770 (full-time) per year

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc + PhD

full time
48 months

Further details of qualification

You may study the MSc component part-time over 2 years, extending the duration of your course by a year.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585